This gardening stuff is really growing. Pardon the pun.Â Home Depot is working with a local elementary school to install a garden. It’s showing up everywhere. One could make the case that we’re seeing a new form of “profit” developing in our neighborhoods and communities.
Neighborhood invited to celebrate with Sustainable UCR at a low-key, acoustic concert to culminate our Earth Week events. The acoustic concert will be on Friday, AprilÂ 23, from 5-8 PM at our community garden, called “The Growve” off of Watkins Drive.
The concert is calledÂ “GrooveÂ at the Growve” and there will be no amplified sound. AnyoneÂ from the neighborhood is welcome to attend, and it is free. (AnyoneÂ is also welcome toÂ join our community garden orÂ attend any of our Earth WeekÂ events, and they are all free). We don’t want to do anything that would upset the neighbors.Our goal is toÂ create a sense of community, where everyone feels empowered to change theÂ world.
You can check out http://sustainableucr.webs.com for Earth WeekÂ events.Included are several workshops on composting, energy conservation, sustainABLE living, and a food systems workshop, as well as tree planting, and other interactive demonstrations.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
In the meantime, let’s celebrate the milestone of creating a wonderful community asset in just over one year.Â Very inspiring!
This Saturday, April 10th (9am-4pm) ECO-KIDS DAY at Growcology!
Growcology is unveiling the new kids garden, and to help us celebrate we’ve invited a few friends.
Learn all about where our food comes from, how to garden, caring for chickens, crafting your own candles, and learn about the eco-energy-bike.Â Most importantly, enjoy a day with your community at Growcology.
For all the details and information on what to bring, please read the attachment to this email.Â We look forward to seeing you soon!
H.U.B. (Homestead Uniting Brilliance)
Phone: Â 951-389-GROW (4769)
Email: Â Â email@example.com
Skype: Â growcology
More community gardening ideas to celebrate earth day every day.
There is a mounting flow of information about our food supply these days: alarming reports about pesticides in produce, genetically modified crops, chemical additives and much more. Coincident with these cries of alarm, there are an ever increasing number of solutions popping up, such as buying local produce, finding meat grown without hormones or antibiotics, and, of course, purchasing organic whenever possible.
For those who live in dense urban environments, the perception ofÂ limited space to grow their own produce stops them in their tracks. Mike Liebermanâ€”the Urban Organic Gardener has been there and offers some options that can remove those obstacles.Â Read more from Organic Connections.
Thanks for voting. I particularly want to acknowledge the support from the Riverside Neighborhood Partnership board members in getting the word out.
As a result of forwarding our Request For Your Vote notice for our neighborhood, we’reÂ establish a network of Riverside neighborhood community gardening info.
Pat Silvestri, Green Team board member for community and home gardening goddess, will be representing the Wood Streets Green Team at Growcology’s vegetable gardening workshop Saturday.
If you are interested in joining a Green Team community garden working group, please contact Pat directly, firstname.lastname@example.org.
By the way, the Green Team is being featured at Tuesday’s City Council Meeting as one of the Riverside Neighborhood Partnership’s (RNP) neighborhood success stories. I think one of the biggest successes is how it’s created an opening for these types of connections citywide.
Thanks for voting. I really appreciate the support from the RNP board members in getting the word out. In posting this notice for our neighborhood, I ran across several other grant opportunities offered by corporate partners. Many of these offerings are PR initiatives designed for social networking connections to build or support brand awareness.
We all know there’s too much corporate money out there, nevertheless, we’ll be happy to take some of it off their hands and leverage it into something far more valuable than money. At the very least we’ll invent a far richer standard for profit.
If you thought community gardens are a passing fad, then maybe the story about the Salvation Army and the city of Murrieta’sÂ ground breaking at 8 a.m. Saturday on the garden’s first phase, a 27,000-square-foot patch for tomatoes, carrots, radishes, corn, lettuce and other staples will change your mind. Read more from the Press Enterprise.
Take a look at Gordon Pratt’s Certified Wildlife Habitat garden. Sort of makes lawns seem . . . . dull by comparison.